John Edwards: The Movie – Aaron Sorkin buys rights to Andrew Young’s book

It looks like ‘John Edwards: The Movie’ may actually happen. Aaron Sorkin, who created ‘West Wing,’ plans to make a movie about John Edwards detailing his losing White House bid and his affair with Rielle Hunter while his wife Elizabeth Edwards battled breast cancer.

Yes, Sorkin purchased the rights to Andrew Young’s book ‘The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edward’s Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down.’ Young is a former Edwards aide.

This year has been a disaster for Edwards. He admitted to fathering Hunter’s daughter. Also, he and wife Elizabeth split after 32 years. Basically, he has gone into hiding and disappeared from the national spotlight. Of course, that hasn’t kept him from being in the spotlight what with the book and now the impending movie.  

Apparently the movie will be directed by Sorkin. It will be his first time to direct. Now, who is going to play John Edwards, Rielle Hunter and Elizabeth Edwards? Some people have suggested Tom Cruise may play Edwards since they both have such arresting smiles.

I hate to say it, but this sounds like a TV movie without a doubt. I don’t want to see it, and I don’t want Elizabeth Edwards or the children to have to endure anything else right now. What do you think? Would you watch the John Edwards movie?

Source: Yahoo News

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